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RCP briefing: immigration ‘new deal’

The RCP sent a briefing to a number of parliamentarians highlighting calls to create a new deal for international NHS and social care staff that recognises their vital role in the frontline response to COVID-19 and the important part they will continue to play in the future.

The new deal calls for:

1. All NHS and social care staff who have worked during the pandemic, and their spouses and dependants should be given indefinite leave to remain.

2. All NHS and social care staff, and their spouses and dependants, should be exempt from the International Health Surcharge.

3. The proposed NHS Visa should be extended to social care staff.